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Access to Ida Jane Dacus Library:  FAQ’s


 

1. Why the change to restrict access to only those with Winthrop University I.D. cards?

As a security measure, a Winthrop University identification card or a scheduled appointment is required to enter Dacus Library. The University  analyzed a number of different security measures for the safety of the Winthrop University students, faculty and staff.  This is another example of initiatives to maintain and enhance safety and security on campus.

2. Does this mean that others than the above are not allowed in the library?

No.  When non-Winthrop patrons have research needs that only resources in the Ida Jane Dacus Library will fulfill, they can make application by filling the Dacus Research Application Form, available at the entrance to the library, or via the online Research Application Form (PDF) .  Response is within 24-hours and/or the next business day.

3. What are categories of special resources maintained in Dacus Library, and how do I gain access to them?

Dacus Library has numerous resources in its various collections. If you wish to examine them and do not have an ID card, simply fill out the Dacus Research Application Form (PDF) (available at the library entrance or see the link above). Someone will get back to you within 24 hours or by the next business day.

4. Where can I find a library with public internet access?

The York County Public Library, located at 138 East Black Street, Rock Hill, S.C. 803/981-5858, or its web site, http://www.yclibrary.org.

5. Where can I find a library with public reading areas for daily newspapers?

The York County Public Library, located at 138 East Black Street, Rock Hill, S.C. 803/981-5858, or its web site, http://www.yclibrary.org.

6. Where can I find open browsable library collections?

The York County Public Library, located at 138 East Black Street, Rock Hill, S.C. 803/981-5858, or its web site, http://www.yclibrary.org.

7. Where can I direct questions about Dacus Library policies

If you are on campus you can simply dial the callbox or any phone at x6460. If you are off campus please call 803/323-2131 and direct your inquiries to Dr. Mark Y. Herring, Dean of Library Services. You can also email the dean or write of care of him at Ida Jane Dacus Library, 824 Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, S.C., 29733.


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